How To Paint Sunflowers

10 Amazing (and Easy!) Tutorials

Introduction

Have you ever tried painting sunflowers, but felt like you’re doing it wrong? If you did, don’t worry, because you’re not alone. I too have tried painting sunflowers, but for some reason, I just felt like I was doing it all wrong. I then did what I usually do, and went through a lot of tutorials on how to paint sunflowers. Thankfully, I was able to find some amazing tutorials regarding the matter, and got myself back on track for painting some beautiful sunflowers.

You can paint sunflowers with acrylics, oil, watercolors, or even with just a pencil (yes, I’m talking about pencil sketching a sunflower). To paint sunflowers, all you need to remember is that it’s a brightly colored flower, and needs to radiate happy emotions. Once you’ve understood this, you’re ready to approach your canvas, and start painting some sunflowers.

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Mesmerizing Sunflower painting

Mesmerizing Sunflower painting

Paint a visually stunning sunflower on your canvas using acrylics. Watch how you can play with different color shades and tones, and create a charming image of a golden yellow sunflower. Although this tutorial is aimed at beginners, you should have minimum knowledge of how color tones work before you start painting this picture. It’ll need a bit of skill, and plenty of patience to pull of something as mesmerizing as the painting below.

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Easy Sunflower painting tutorial using Acrylics

Easy Sunflower painting tutorial using Acrylics

Angela here takes the easy route to painting a sunflower using acrylic paints. Her approach is quite easy, and involves the use of only simple techniques. No complicated blend or shading technique is used here. If you’re just starting out with acrylic painting, this tutorial is perfect for you. The painting itself is also not that complicated. The artist doesn’t bother to play with the shades or shadows that much, making it ideal for beginners to work on.

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Realistic Watercolor painting of a Sunflower

Realistic Watercolor painting of a Sunflower

Watch Anna Mason bring a sunflower painting to life using watercolors, and a realistic art style. This painting doesn’t really play with the color shades that much, nor does it bend light to its advantage. What makes Anna’s painting look so lifelike is the inclusion of tiny details added into the painting while coloring. Notice the center of the flower, and you’ll see how those simple dots or brush strokes have such a huge impact on the entire painting.

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Stunning Sunflower painting Tutorial for Experts

Stunning Sunflower painting Tutorial for Experts

If you’re a master when it comes to acrylic painting, or enjoy challenging yourself with difficult art styles, you should definitely give this tutorial and painting a try. This step by step painting tutorial shows you how to craft a perfect image of a sunflower with acrylic paints. It’s heavily detailed in terms of both colors, and lighting. The perfect implementation of shades and shadows is what makes this painting a true masterpiece.

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Simplest Approach to painting Sunflowers

Simplest Approach to painting Sunflowers

This is the simplest sunflower painting style you’ll come across on the internet. Emma here uses watercolors to paint a very basic sunflower image. The painting itself is quite messy, but in a good way; meaning that it’s still pretty to look at, despite lacking a certain structure or finesse. It could’ve had a few more shades or details added to it. But nevertheless, it’s still a good painting in terms of simplicity.

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Gorgeous Sunflower painting Tutorial

Gorgeous Sunflower painting Tutorial

In this video tutorial, you’ll get a detailed explanation on how you can paint an almost realistic sunflower image through oil painting. Although it’s a bit difficult to work on oil paintings, this tutorial, and the instructions provided with it, can help make things a lot easier. The artist gives you an in depth explanation on how you should approach each of the elements in the painting, like the petals, leaves, seeds, as well as the background. Knowing these techniques will make you feel more comfortable while painting this image.

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Oil painting of a Magnificent Sunflower Field

Oil painting of a Magnificent Sunflower Field

This is one of those painting that deserves to be on the walls of art galleries today, and then museums in the near future. Masterpieces like this are hard to come by. This video shows you a detailed demonstration on how you can paint a magnificent sunflower field using oil paints. The colors are vivid, the shades look stunning, and the overall appeal of the painting will make anyone say, “Wow! What a beauty!”

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Easy Sunflower Sketching Tutorial

Easy Sunflower Sketching Tutorial

Colors don’t always play the leading role in making an artwork look realistic. Sometimes, there’s much more than just colors that contribute to how a painting looks. This pencil sketch of a sunflower is an amazing example in this regard. Despite being a simple sketch, it still looks brilliant, and very lifelike. In addition to this, the approach used to sketch the drawing is quite simple, and can easily be replicated with a little bit of effort.

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Striking painting of a Sunflower on a Black Canvas

Striking painting of a Sunflower on a Black Canvas

The black background in this painting really helps to elevate the aesthetics of the golden yellow sunflower, creating a striking image that’s magnificent to look at. Black and yellow are colors that go hand in hand, and in this tutorial, you’ll get to witness how to use this quality of the two colors in your favor. This tutorial is ideal for those with a little bit of experience in acrylic painting. With a bit of effort, you’ll be easily able to create something this spectacular.

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Easy Acrylic Sunflower painting tutorial

Easy Acrylic Sunflower painting tutorial

This step-by-step acrylic painting tutorial is the best way to learn how to paint a gorgeous sunflower. It’s moderately detailed, and has clear instructions on how you should proceed forward. The painting has decent work of shades, lighting, and details. It may not be an absolute masterpiece, or a realistic image of a live sunflower. But it’s still quite nicely done, especially for a beginner’s level artwork. If you’re willing to start working on a sunflower painting, we recommend you start here.

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My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!

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The Navarro-Rubios

My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!

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